A man has been beaten and burnt alive after he used a machete on the daughter’s boyfriend he warned to stay away from her.
A man has been lynched to death in Kirima Village in Ndaragwa area of Kenya after he killed an 18-year-old boy for allegedly cohabiting with his daughter. Standard reports that the 58-year-old man was lynched by an angry mob and his house torched.
It was gathered that the man identified as Joseph Macharia hated the idea of his daughter having a boyfriend let alone co-habiting with him. He warned the young man to keep off his daughter but he refused.
Things took a new turn yesterday when the man reportedly found the daughter with the boy and he attacked him with a panga (machete).
A residents identified as Grace Nyokabi revealed that the boy was hacked in the head after his girlfriend fled.“The man woke up in the morning and found the two and suspected that they had spent the night together. It was then that he started insulting the boy and an exchange of words ensued,” said Grace Nyokabi.
Ms Nyokabi said that after a moment, Macharia went to his house and came back with the panga. “A fight ensued, forcing the girl to flee. It was after that that he hacked the boy in the head,” she said.
Nyokabi said the young man died as he was being taken to hospital. Angry residents then turned on Macharia, whom they beat to death. “They beat him up and later burnt him using old tyres. They later burnt his house out of anger,” she said.
But speaking on the matter, Nyandarua County Commissioner Samuel Wamiti said that the teenager had gone to steal from the man’s house when he was killed and lambasted the residents for taking law into their own hands.
“This is unfortunate since initial investigations indicate that the boy had gone to steal although there are other unconfirmed claims. The residents should have waited for the police to carry out investigations,” he said. The two bodies were moved to Nyahururu District Hospital mortuary.